Women’s economic empowerment expands women’s access to productive resources and strengthens their ability to earn an income and navigate the economy. Distinct domestic and trade practices can reduce gender income gaps and increase labor force participation rates while promoting women’s economic and social well-being.
What is the link between women's economic engagement and economic productivity? How can policy-makers improve the investment environment for women entrepreneurs? How do customs and border management practices affect women traders? Women’s participation in the economy increases economic productivity, diversification, and resilience.
The TFA entered into force in February 2017. What is the Trade Facilitation Agreement? Which TFA measures lower trade costs for low income economies? What criteria indicate the political will necessary to implement the TFA? The TFA Q&A answers these questions for those interested in building trade capacity.
Reform that enables Cuba's well-educated population of 11 million to get online will unlock Cuba's services economy.
Trade capacity building under AGOA should enable trading partners to fully implement and benefit from trade arrangements with the U.S.
China can rebalance export oriented growth with a more open and productive services economy.
To boost sustainable growth, a trade facilitation package focused on services would strengthen institutional integrity, facilitate movement of service suppliers, and address intellectual property rights (IPR).
How can small enterprises, from least developed, developing, and transition economies, access crowdfunding?
Helping women understand their property rights under the law can enable effective deployment of assets for business growth and export.
Why should policymakers and the donor community focus on trade in services?
TPP commitments in governance, e-commerce, and development advance trade policy in support of economic growth and development.